Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Farm Life



Today is a very special day because it marks the one year anniversary of my blog!  I cannot believe one full year has gone by, man time flies!  Well it has been a wonderful year and I am so thankful for all of the dedicated readers out there!  You guys give me a reason to keep on posting, so thank you!

Since it has been one year, and I always like to challenge myself, I am introducing a new feature to "Mollie Anna".  The blog will now not only feature fashion posts, but I am branching out to lifestyle posts as well!  So look forward to recipes, home decor, and just little snippets of what's on my mind!  As you can probably already tell this post is my first lifestyle post.  I am house sitting for most of the summer in the cutest house i've ever seen, and I knew it would be perfect for the shoot!  We did most of it in the kitchen, but I couldn't help but show you around their cute backyard and demonstrate some of my morning chores.  

Growing up I use to ride home on the bus with my friend Rebekah every wednesday so that we could go to church together.  Rebekah's mom, let me start of by telling you, she puts Betty Crocker to shame!  The woman can cook anything and make it taste like heaven, but her specialty (in my opinion) is her bread.  With her recipe she makes all kinds of goodies, but every Wednesday was pizza night.  Oh man, there is nothing better than her mother's pizza!  When I decided to start doing lifestyle posts I knew I had to 
have her mother's dough recipe!

Mrs. Phillip's Famous Bread

3 cups of bread flour (you can do 2 cups of wheat and 1 cup of regular if you want wheat bread)
1 cup of water
1 tsp of salt
3 tablespoons of sugar
3 tablespoons of oil (vegetable oil)
2 tsp of yeast

place all ingredients in your bread oven on the "dough" setting (should take 1 hour and 30 minutes).  Let your dough rise for about 30 minutes while it is still in the bread oven.  After your dough has fully risen bake it in the oven at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes!

This is just your basic dough recipe so feel free to great creative with it!  I'd love to hear comments back if you try this recipe, or just your thoughts!  Thank you for reading, and I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed week!

xoxo
Mollie Anna



Friday, June 6, 2014

Linen and Sunsets


 

Dress:  Thrifted ~ Shoes:  Talbots 

This is one of my favorite summer dresses of all time.  It is linen so it is very light and breezy and fits like a glove.  I love a good straw hat, especially at the beach, and I thought this (borrowed) one paired nicely.  I decided to go with a heeled sandal to dress it up a bit, and my classic pearl earrings to bring this feminine look all together.

Something I've been mulling over lately is to enjoy "the now" more and live in the moment.  I feel like I get so caught up in projects and my future plans that I forget to take a moment and mentally capture the beauty of today.  This sunset was the first one I've seen in a very long time, and thats such a shame.  It's easy to feel very small in this world, and a simple moment like a sunset shows me all the beauty God made in this world, and that everything is especially unique.  Life will most likely not turn out the way I have mapped out for myself, so it is silly to spend so much of my time planning it. I vow to take the time and simply watch more sunsets.  Remind myself I am out of control of this crazy life, and it is to be enjoyed today before it is tomorrow.  I hope all of you have a wonderful and blessed week

xoxo 
Mollie Anna

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